WATCH: Ditka Says People Who Kneel Should "Leave The Country"

An Pro Football Hall of Famer is causing a stir because of his latest comments.

Mike Ditka told TMZ Sports Sunday that in his women's pro football league, the X League, kneeling during the national anthem won't be allowed if it's up to him.

But the former Chicago Bears player and coach went further than that, saying, "If you can't respect our national anthem, get the hell out of the country."

However, the 80-year-old admits he doesn't have the final say as to whether or not the league will have a policy about kneeling.

The new league, which will feature eight teams, is slated to kick off in April.

(Photo by Kena Krutsinger/Getty Images)

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